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#1 Altostrata

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 05:39 PM

Please see these topics for SurvivingAntidepressants.org members near you.
 
Connecting our members geographically will enable

  • Face-to-face meetings or phone contacts for those of you who wish to meet
  • Support groups
  • Sharing information about doctors, clinics, compounding pharmacies, etc.
  • Organizing to educate physicians, hospitals, and university professors
  • Organizing to contact members of local and national government
  • Contacts by researchers

Even if you don't wish to do any of the above, please post in the topic for your region. If your region is not listed, please start a new "check in" topic and it will be added to this list.
 
To start a topic in the Relationships forum

  • Click on Relationships in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page. Then you will see the contents of the Relationships forum.
  • Click on the big black Start New Topic button at the upper right of the page.

AND -- if you've haven't introduced yourself to the rest of the community yet, please go to our Introductions and Updates forum and start a topic for yourself. You can post updates to your Intro topic to track your progress.
 
 
NORTH AMERICA
 
Canada members, please check in here
 
Support Groups/Chat Vancouver, B.C.
 
Boston Area Check in Topic
 
New York members, please check in here
 
Southeastern Pennsylvania?

Baltimore/D.C. Metro - Please Check In Here

Support group in Greater Atlanta Area 
 
Northwest Arkansas members?

Tampa Bay/Orlando members, please check in here.
 
Denver Check-In Topic

Texas members, please check in here
 
Southwest US members check in here
 
California members, please check in here
 
Folks from the US Pacific Northwest, check in here

 
SOUTH AMERICA
 
South America members, please check in here
 
 
EUROPE

European members please check in here

Finnish / Nordic members , please check in here
 
Sweden members, please check in here
 
Denmark members check in here

Ireland members check in here

Great Britain members, please check in here

Support Group: Colchester, Essex (UK)

Southwest UK Support Group - Please check in here if interested

Dutch check in (The Netherlands)
 
Belgian members , check in here

Balkan country members, check in here

Anybody from Spain? Check in here

 

French members, please check in here
 
 
AFRICA
 
South africa 'check in'
 
 
PACIFIC

Australia members, please check in here

New Zealand members, please check in here


Edited by Shep, 25 November 2016 - 11:50 AM.
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#2 Vonnegutjunky

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:06 AM

Fort Wayne Indiana - would like to find or start a group here
Started 20mg Paxil 2006 due to postpartum depression- went to 10 mg no problem in 2008 -
May 2014 10 mg alternating days 7.25 mg- July 2014 7.25 every day
September 2014 7.25 alternating days 5 mg- November 2014 5 mg day
January 1 2015 back up to 10 mg - April 23, 2015 15mg
May 13, 2015 20mg - (tabs weight 25.0mg) February 26th 7.5mg off 25mg tablet
Sept 4th 2015 2.5 off 25mg tablet | March 18th. 8mg off 25mg tablet
October 30th. 3.5 off 25mg tablet. | April 11th. 9mg off 25mg tablet
November15th 4mg off 25mg tablet. | May 5th. 10mg off 25mg tablet
December 12th 5mg off 25 mg tablet | May 19th. 11mg off 25mg tablet
January 4 6mg off 25mg tablet |. June 7. 11.5 mg off 25mg tablet
January 25th. 6.5 off 25 mg tablet. July 11. 12 mg off 25 mg tablet
February 15th. 7mg off 25mg tablet. August 7 back down----October 13 2016 - omega 3 4800 mg per day - October 13, 2016--- vitamin d 4000mg per day

#3 AppleOfSodom

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:42 PM

Can't you create a sub-forum for all of Europe?


September 2011 - 75 mg Effexor, 15 mg Mirtazapine
September 2012 - CT. Developed PSSD (mostly erectile dysfunction and diminished enjoyment of sex).
January 2016 - Symptoms persist, no improvements. In fact, things seem worse now than they were in the first year.


#4 GardeniaBlossom

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

Is anyone on the Space Coast of Florida or in the Orlando area?


After being on (over 25) psychiatric meds continuously during a 16 year period, I began in July 2014 to taper off 1mg Klonopin. In September 2014, I came off Brintellix, Trazadone, Zoloft, Proprityline & Hydroxyzine in 2 weeks on my own without knowledge on how to taper properly. I've been off all psych "meds" since 10/2014 and am currently experiencing protracted withdrawal.

 

Medication history: Vibryd, Wellbutrin, Lithium, Prozac, Xanax, Celexa, Cymbalta, Trileptal, Lamictal, Abilify, Zoloft, Trazadone, Citalopram, Effexor, Seroquel, Klonopin, Paxil, Brintellix, Protriptyline, Lexapro, Pristiq, Buspar, Clonidine, Lorazepam, Notriptyline, Hydroxyzine, Serzone.

 

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#5 Laura1981

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:47 AM

I opened a check in topic for Ireland:

http://survivinganti...-check-in-here/


Feb 2015 Took venlafaxine for 5 days only... experienced withdrawal that made me completely non-functional

Mar 2015 took under 1mg of Sertraline for 10 days in an attempt to combat Venlafaxine withdrawal. Got adverse reactions. 

After stopping Sertraline, withdrawal got much worse. New, horrific symptoms. 

June 2015 Still non-functional but slowly getting better. Still brain zaps, migraines, sweating, heart racing, depression, crying spells

September 2015: 24/7 brain zaps, twitches in the face, no concentration, bad memory, language skills deteriorating. 

 

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Sign this petition for a blackbox warning on Prozac in Ireland:

https://www.change.o...g-no_src-no_msg


#6 Altostrata

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 01:16 PM

Thank you, Laura.


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#7 Demead

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:18 PM

Is there anyone in the Denver metro area who might like to meet?



#8 Altostrata

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:26 PM

Please start a Denver area check-in topic.


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#9 Demead

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

How do you start a check-in topic?



#10 Altostrata

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 02:39 PM

Click on "Relationships" in the breadcrumbs at the top of the page, which say

 

Surviving Antidepressants  SupportRelationships

 

Then you will see the contents of the Relationships forum.

 

To start a topic in the Relationships forum, click on the big black Start New Topic button at the upper right of the page.


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#11 Betsy

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 06:24 AM

Anyone is Fairfield County, CT?

 

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2003. Severe anxiety and insomnia. Tried most ADs. Paradoxical. 40 mg Remeron for 4 months.  C/Ted off it. No ill effects.

2003-2013: 3-10 mg of Kpin. Partial C/O to 70 mg Valium. C/H 5% every 14 days. Long bad insomnia. Micro taper @ .625 mg.

April 2015: 150 mg Trazodone; 100 mg Seroquel;  132 mcg Levothyroxine.

C/T 700 mg gabapentin. No problem.

Dec. 21, 2015: Klonopin Free!!!!!!  Sleep, better. Dry eyes. Will hold until I get off cigarettes.

 


#12 Altostrata

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:32 AM

Please start a check-in topic for your region.


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#13 mylifeisback

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 06:55 AM

Anyone in Hampton SC?

#14 mjk1970

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:51 PM

Is anyone on the Space Coast of Florida or in the Orlando area?

I'm in the Tampa area--would an in-between location (e.g. Lakeland) work?


Current meds (Unluckily LOTS; I no longer see original prescribing doctor):

 

 

6/11/16: Effexor 150 mg, Zoloft 62.5 mg, Lamictal 150 mg, Ativan 1 mg, Seroquel XR 75 mg, Trazodone 100 mg

11/6/16: Effexor 187.5 mg, Zoloft, Lamictal 125/150* mg, Ativan 1 mg, Seroquel XR 75 mg, Trazodone 50 mg

 

* alternating doses every other day


#15 flatrock

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

I live in the metro Detroit area in Michigan, US. 


My overall diagnosis is fibromyalgia. I'm 63 yrs old and feeling weary!

Current: .75 Klonopin (chlonazepam), took it many years for restless legs, then increased amount for anxiety, now tapered back down. For a couple of months my psychiatrist pushed me up to 2.0 in an effort to stop tremor symptoms but it didn't help, so slowly, 1/4 pill at a time (a .5 pill), got down to .75. My psychiatrist is being supportive about my quitting Klonopin at whatever pace I'm comfortable with.

4/29/2017 was my last 1/4 pill reduction.

5/11/17: taking .25@11am, .5@11pm.  

5/20/17: TAPERING BY WEIGHT NOW:   .163g @11pm (was .166) AND .081@11am (was .083)

PREVIOUS: In August 2016, after some stressful life changes, my Klonopin use went up to about 4.0. New dr jerked me down from 4.0 to 1 mg, then grudgingly gave me 1.5 mg while awaiting psychiatrist appt. I'm still suffering from that sudden extreme withdrawal. Plus I was put on and taken off of many other meds those first couple of months: Tizanadine, Remeron, Lexapro, Wellbutrin. A bad time in my life.  CURRENT: Cymbalta 60mg. I'll probably be reducing this later. I use medical marijuana as needed. I take fish oil, and magnesium.

 

 

 

 






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